94 -- Exercise and Treadmills.
I strongly believe in getting teachers to use their personal lives to motivate their students (you don't have to reveal all!) and also getting teachers to make their own materials for teaching. The two go hand in hand.
So today's lesson has some info. about me and my treadmill exploits.
1) Warm up the group with the song / video "Here it Goes Again" See the lyrics and handout for the song. At the bottom are the words for playing Last One Standing. Put those words on the board. Get students to copy one word in big letters with marker on a sheet of A 4. The class stands up and when they hear their word/phrase, they sit down. If they hear it again, they can stand up. Last one standing wins! Also play in groups, so a whole group can win.
2. Ask about exercise and what students think the hardest thing to do would be. Climb Everest? Swim across the ocean? etc.... Then read together the article from Runner's World about my treadmill exploits. Discuss the vocabulary and students complete the exercises. (also find the article in the lesson handouts below).
3. If your students are higher level , you might get them to try the BreakingnewsEnglish "Exercise Pill" activity. See it in our Current Events area. where you have audio and video of it. It is a great news story with discussion/activities. Just play the video or cloze of the story and click underneath on the article to get the Breakingnewenglish activities/worksheets.
You might find interesting this blog post - Using The Guinness World Record book as Curriculum. Some articles about my treadmill records there too.
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